Me and Uncle Romie
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What does the word studio mean in the sentence below?
    Perry was working on some new paintings in his studio.
    answer choices
    a school for artists
    a place where an artist works
    a laboratory where art is restored
    a place where ancient art is displayed
  • Question 2
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    Q. What does the word ruined mean in the sentence below?
    A terrible rainstorm ruined Barbra's plans for a picnic.
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  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the word schedule mean in the sentence below?
    Alfie looked at the train schedule to find out what time he would need to leave the house. 
    answer choices
    map of train routes
    report on train conditions
    checklist for train functions
    list of arrival and departure times
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the word feast mean in the sentence below?
    The people ate many kinds of food at the feast. 
    answer choices
    a large meal
    a planned picnic
    a birthday celebration
    an expensive resaurant
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the word smeared mean in the sentence below?
    The ink smeared when Tony touched it. 
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  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the idiom chowed mean in the sentence below?
    Tony chowed down at lunch.
    answer choices
    ate a lot
    sat down
    are slowly
    cooked food
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the idiom face the music mean in the sentence below?
    Dave decided to face the music and tell his mother the truth.
    answer choices
    play some loud music
    turn to face his mother
    listen to some old music
    take responsibility for his actions
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the simile as sly as a fox mean in the sentence below?
    Dad was as sly as a fox while he planned the surprise party. 
    answer choices
    kind and loving
    mean and cranky
    clever and sneaky
    bored and interested
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the metaphor a ray of sunshine mean in the sentence below?
    Brittany's smile was a ray of sunshine to me. 
    answer choices
    warm and cheerful
    glaring and painful
    sudden and unexpected
    mean and untrustworthy
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the idiom cracked the case mean in the sentence below?
    The detective was happy when he finally cracked the case.
    answer choices
    cracked a joke
    solved a crime
    opened a briefcase
    closed a file drawer
  • Question 11
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    Q. How does James feel at the beginning of the passage?
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    lucky to be leaving home
    angry about missing his birthday
    nervous about going to New York
    happy to be visiting Uncle Romie
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. How can you tell that this passage is told in first-person point of view?
    answer choices
    because the narrator describes the setting
    because the narrator is the first person to speak
    because the narrator is one of the passage characters
    because the narrator knows every character's thoughts
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. At the beginning of the passage, what does James think about Uncle Romie's artwork.
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    It sounds easy
    It sounds ugly
    It sounds important
    It sounds meaningful
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. At first, how does James feel about Uncle Romie?
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    He fears and dislikes his uncle intensely.
    He feels an instant connection with his uncle.
    He wishes he could be as talented as his uncle.
    He feels he and his uncle have nothing in common. 
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Why does Uncle Romie usually close his studio door? 
    answer choices
    because he is angry with Aunt Nanette
    because he doesn't want to be disturbed
    because he is unhappy about James' visit
    because he fears somenoe will copy his work
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. How does James react when he learns Aunt Nanette will miss his birthday?
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    He tries to take a train home
    He feels homesick and lonely
    He asks Aunt Nanette to stay home
    He knows he'll have fun with Uncle Romie
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. Why is first-person point of view important in the sentences below?
    I saw saxophones, birds, fire escapes. and brown faces. "It's Harlem," I thought. "The people, and the stoops." Looking at Uncle Romie's paintings, I could feel Harlem, its beat and bounce.
    answer choices
    It is the only way to describe art accurately.
    It shows how James feels about his uncle's art.
    It shows how Uncle Romie feels about his art.
    It is the only way to describe Harlem accurately. 
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. What happens when James and Uncle Romie have breakfast together?
    answer choices
    They have an argument.
    They learn about each other.
    Uncle Romie teaches James how to paint. 
    James tells Uncle Romie he wants to go home. 
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence describes a change in the way James feels about Uncle Romie?
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    "My  Uncle Romie stayed hidden away in his studio."
    "Lying in the dark, I heard heavy foot steps in the hall."
    "It turns out Uncle Romie knows all about baseball - he was even a star pitcher in college."
    "Uncle Romie didn't know about cakes or baseball games or anything except his dumb old paintings."
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence BEST expresses the theme, or message, of the passage?
    answer choices
    Sometimes our first impressions of people can be wrong.
    Cities are more exciting places to live than small towns.
    Aunts are usually easier to relat to than uncles are.
    Feeling homesick is a natural part of growing up. 
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